Renée van der Nat has been a research associate at JournalismLab since 2015. Her research focuses on the relationship between journalism and its audiences.
This relationship has changed fundamentally over the last decades. Audience expectations have shifted as people enjoy more agency in the construction and consumption of journalism. Practitioners react to these changes and are exploring new ways to engage news audiences.
For her PhD (2017-2022), Renée scrutinized the changing dynamics between journalists and their audience for one particular journalistic genre – interactive narratives. To grasp the dynamics between journalists and their audience, she studied interactive journalistic narratives, their production processes and audience reception.